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Announcing our first ever digital risk management conference…

The all NEW Digital Retail Risk – London starts Thursday 2nd April at 1pm.

Spread over five consecutive business days, each lunchtime session sees our founder, Paul Bessant, joined LIVE by risk management special guests from around the world to discuss key risk management topics of particular relevance right now.

Thereafter Paul is joined by three industry experts, each of whom will host an interactive round table to provide expert help, guidance and stimulating debate around their specialisation.

The Lunch & Learn format lasts for 75 minutes each day, starting at 1pm GMT.

For full agenda click here

To participate you MUST register. This virtual conference is open to bona fide health, safety and risk management professionals only and is being conducted under the Chatham House Rule. Strictly no Press access or recording. Sponsors of Retail Risk – London are welcome to join. Vendors not sponsoring the event are excluded.

To register click here…

London Digital speakers

CHAIR: Paul Bessant – Founder, Retail Knowledge

Tony D’Onofrio – CEO, TD Insights


About Tony…

Tony D’Onofrio is CEO of the consultancy firm TD Insights where he is recognized as a global social media influencer in retail, security, and emerging technologies. Tony is listed as a top 100 Global Retail Influencer 2019 and publishes regularly on multiple global platforms including his own website.

Tony is currently a Board Member of multiple private equity advanced technologies portfolio companies, regularly mentors Silicon Valley start-ups, and is on the Board of Advisors for the Loss Prevention Research Council.  

Previously, Tony was Chief Customer Officer (CCO) at Tyco Retail Solutions (now Sensormatic), part of Johnson Controls. At Sensormatic, he managed global customer relationships, marketing, source tagging, and transitioning key security solutions into “as a service” models. His career has included executive roles in both security and information technologies companies. Tony is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University (BA) and Cleveland State University (MBA) in USA.

Michal Milner – Business Development Manager, Riskified


About Michal…

Michal Milner is a Business Development Manager at Riskified, the global leader in end-to-end fraud prevention. Riskified helps eCommerce merchants including Air Europa,, Lastminute and many other global brands to increase conversion rates by protecting and improving every stage of the buyer journey.

Prior to joining Riskified, Michal managed partnerships at an organization dedicated to developing cooperation in the Middle East around green-tech projects.

Michal graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with an MSc in International Relations. She wrote her thesis on the politics of data privacy in the post-Snowden era. She also holds a BA and MA in History from Tel Aviv University.

Steve Smith – Managing Director, Sterling EMEA

About Steve…

Steve is the Managing Director for Sterling EMEA, having originally joined Sterling in 2015 as head of Sales for UK&I. Previously, Steve spent nearly 10 years at REED, the leading recruiting firm in the UK, where he worked closely with senior HR professionals and Talent Acquisition leaders across multiple sectors helping to shape successful hiring programmes. He now leads Sterling’s EMEA region, with strategic and operational responsibility for delivering robust background screening and identity solutions for clients and driving business growth for Sterling. Steve holds a BA from Cardiff University and is a regular speaker at HR and recruitment events across Europe.

Pat Kelly – Principal, Alive Retail

About Pat…

Pat Kelly is an International Senior Retail Executive who has been passionately involved with the Retail industry for over 40 years. Most recently at Executive leadership level in Department Stores, Fashion Multiples and Home Furnishing stores. As Principal and owner of Alive Retail, he consults with many retail organisations around the globe, helping them to navigate their way to success in the new omni channel/omni present retail environment. Outspoken, but deeply knowledgeable in his views, he revels in provoking new thinking, whilst always keeping the customer front of mind in every aspect of retail.

The impact of COVID-19 on retail and the market-proven remedy of prescriptive analytics: Guy Yehiav – General Manager, Zebra Analytics

About Guy…

As General Manager of Zebra Analytics, Guy Yehiav is responsible for setting the organic and non-organic growth, leadership strategy, and customer success for the Zebra Analytics business unit. Formerly CEO of Profitect, recently acquired by Zebra Technologies, and a 25-year veteran of the supply chain industry, Guy has held senior leadership positions at Oracle and was previously founder of Demantra US (acquired by Oracle in 2006). Guy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Industrial Management from Shenkar College of Israel and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College. He currently lives in Wellesley, Mass. with his wife, Maya, and their three daughters.

Tom McLeod – Head of Strategic Sales, G4S

Shahar Levy – Head Of Analytics, Fraugster

About Shahar…

Shahar is a seasoned Risk Analyst with a wealth of experience analysing different payment methods across various regions. Adept at managing portfolios, he is highly-skilled at both handling varying risk profiles & developing appropriate strategic solutions for clients. Having worked in large multinational organizations as well as startup environments, he has cultivated a transferable skill set and an agile approach to his work, which he instills into his team of analysts & data scientists at Fraugster. In addition to his daily tasks at Fraugster, he frequently represents the company on industry panels. As an accomplished public speaker he is prized for his thought leadership.

Ellie Mulholland – Climate Risk Governance Team, Minter Ellison & Executive Director, Commonwealth Climate and Law initiative

About Ellie…

Ellie Mulholland is the London-based member of the climate risk governance team at commercial law firm MinterEllison and the Executive Director of the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative, a non-profit at the forefront of legal research and stakeholder engagement on the intersection of climate change and companies and securities laws. Since graduating top of her law class at Monash University in Australia, Ellie has established herself internationally as a leading lawyer in the emerging field of climate change-related risk and liability. As an Australian-qualified lawyer, Ellie provides climate change liability risk management and disclosure advice to governments and companies across a diverse range of sectors. She helps companies with innovative sustainable finance structures and to implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. Ellie teaches executive education on climate risk at Oxford University and is on the Steering Committee of The Chancery Lane Project, a new global initiative to re-wire contracts and laws to tackle climate change. Ellie is also on the Technical Working Group for the Climate Disclosure Standards Board. She assisted the World Economic Forum with its effective climate governance initiative, authoring the legal chapter of the white paper that was launched at Davos in January 2019.
Max Van Riel, Marketing Director, Eagle Eye Networks

Dan Hardy, Strategy & Transformation Director, Amberstone Security

About Dan…

Dan has well-balanced view, from having worked within Policing but also for many years in the private sector.  He served in HM Forces as a solider for five years serving worldwide and on two operational tours, before gaining experience in the private security industry. He spent 13 years in the Metropolitan Police, rising to the position of Acting Detective Inspector on the Specialist Crime Directorate. He subsequently became Head of Risk at a national security company and then the Crime and Security Lead for a big four retailer, where his responsibilities included creating a safe environment for 25million weekly customers and 160,000 worldwide colleagues.  Prior to his current role managing a top security company that serves many retail and fulfilment businesses across the UK and Europe, he was the Managing Director of the National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), a not for profit organisation that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community to reduce crime and risk to all.

Throughout his career he has worked tactically and strategically as a Police officer, and collaboratively as a Policing partner, working in unison with the Home Office, the NPCC and varying PCC’s driving benefits back into Policing, local communities and multiple industries affected by criminality.

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